*ALL SESSIONS CANCELED FOR 2020.
Sleeping away from mom and dad…living in what will likely become their ‘summer home’…creating friends that become like family…this is the Camp Christopher experience. Living in a cabin with a group of peers fosters a sense of community, sharing responsibility, and strong friendships.
Each cabin is treated as a mini-community in which the campers are vital members. And as members, they are encouraged to be respectful of one another, honest to one another, and responsible for their commitments. Cabin life also advances social skills as children learn to be a part of the community and actively participate in the inherent give and take of such a setting.
We know that children learn from their peers and role models who surround them. At Camp Christopher, we facilitate this learning in a safe and healthy way. Living together day in and day out provides an immersion experience that cultivates in campers the ability to know one another on a deeper level, to share varied strengths, offer encouragement, lend support, and gain the tremendously valuable experience of living in and taking pride in the work of the group.
Supportive young adult role models who encourage positive values such as sportsmanship, collaboration, kindness, and harmonious co-existence supervise cabins.
Camp Christopher is a co-ed environment. We are proud of the comfortable family atmosphere we have created in which brothers and sisters may share in the camp experience together. Our cabins are assigned by gender, and throughout the day, campers remain with same-sex bunkmates as they follow their schedule. But Mass, evening activities, and special events typically involve all campers. These mixed-gender activities allow both sexes to interact with one another while young adult role models provide the oversight to ensure positive and appropriate behavior from everyone.
Many families have found great common ground at Camp Christopher, and the shared experience is one which they carry with them through years and distance. Years from now, they will be able to reminisce about their time together at Camp Christopher and the feelings of connectedness and accomplishment they carry with them every day.
We no longer require the physician’s authorization medical form except for campers with diabetes or epilepsy/seizures/convulsions.
A $100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.
Session 1: Mystery Week
Enjoy a week of mystery and intrigue as you try to solve some of Camp’s greatest puzzles. Cabin themes and evening programming will center around, putting your inquisitive skills to the test. Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and get ready for some fun!
Session 2: Entertainment Week
Lights, Camera, Action! Enjoy a week of camp infused with your favorite songs, movies, and television shows. Cabin/group themes and large group programming will be based on themes from the most popular movies and television shows of today and the past. Get ready for stardom!
Session 3: Holiday Week
Don’t you wish every day was a holiday? Well, for this week at camp, it will be! Cabin/group themes and large group programming each day will be based on your favorite holidays. Whether you are looking to celebrate Christmas in July, or want the 4th of July to never end, this is the week for you.
Session 4: Myths & Legends
One of Camp Christopher’s greatest traditions over the years has been the stories and legends that are passed down from generation to generation. This week will have large group programming and cabin themes celebrating that legacy, as well as some of our favorite myths and legends from books, movies, and television shows.
Session 5: Exploration Week
Channel your sense of adventure and enjoy a week of broadening your horizons at camp. Large group programming and cabin themes will be centered on the idea of exploring new areas and skills while celebrating great feats of exploration from the past. Camp may have been around for over 90 years, but there are always new limits to explore!
Session 6: Wild West Week
If you have ever dreamed of being a cowboy or rustling some cattle, this is the week for you. Large group programming and cabin themes will celebrate the American West and the people that inhabited it. Toss on a cowboy hat and saddle up!
Session 7: Challenge Week
Our last week of camp will feature challenges and competitions, both big and small. Campers will have a chance to participate in a variety of group programs that challenge them both physically and mentally. There will be something for everyone to enjoy during our first Challenge Week!
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